In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that the Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.
The JKML Acting Chairman, Abdul Ahad Para, addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris had rendered matchless sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion against all odds.
He said that India claimed to be the largest democracy of the world but its democratic credentials stood exposed in occupied Kashmir where its troops were committing the worst human rights violations on daily basis. He said that the latest example of these rights abuses was disallowing the illegally detained JKML Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, to attend the last rites of his sister and uncle who passed away recently.
The JKML leader said that Masarrat Aalam Butt had been kept in jails for the past several years for his political ideology. He said that India’s repressive policy would not be able to break the resolve of the Kashmiri people and their leadership to carry forward the freedom struggle.
On the other hand, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement spokesman in a statement in Srinagar condemned the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists. He said that the Indian police arrested the JKSM activists including Imtiyaz Ahmed and Abdur Rasheed from Srinagar High Court.
He said that both the activists were implicated by the police in false cases registered against them in year 2010 and were schedule to attend court hearing. They were arrested and immediately shifted to Srinagar Central Jail, he added, demanding their immediate release.
Meanwhile, a JKSM delegation visited Harwan and Langate areas and expressed solidarity with the families of the youth recently martyred by the Indian troops.—KMS